Colours clash inside Warsaw's Opasly Tom restaurant by Buck Studio - architecture and design

Colours clash inside Warsaw's Opasly Tom restaurant by Buck Studio



Buck Studio played with colour and texture inside this restaurant in Warsaw, which features boldly contrasting orange fixtures and grooved blue surfaces.

Situated in Warsaw's city centre, Opasly Tom offers diners contemporary Polish dishes that are inspired by slow food ? an international culinary movement that sprung up in the late 1980s, encouraging the use of traditional cooking methods and locally-grown produce.
The 260 square-metre restaurant occupies a split-level building that was previously broken up by a series of different-sized rooms. When it came to transforming it into a dining space, Wroclaw-based Buck Studio employed a select few colours and materials to create visual continuity throughout the restaurant.

"It was crucial to propose a solution that would connect all the rooms and integrate the design into a coordinated, distinctive whole," explained the studio, which is headed up by Dominika Buck and Pawel Buck. "This contemporary, minimalistic design approach produces the impression of coherence while creating a powerful aesthetic impact."

The upper-level of the restaurant now accommodates a large dining room that features corrugated steel walls upholstered with teal-blue velvet. Matching coloured curtains have been suspended beside expansive windows, which look through to a house-lined street.
A couple of dressers have been made from burl, a type of wood taken from misshapen tree trunks and characterised by an unusual grain pattern.

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